Photo by Michael Withers
Park The Van Records is proud to announce two upcoming albums from the infectious Philadelphia five-piece, Dr. Dog. Gearing up for the release of the band's fourth full-length album, still untitled, on February 13, 2007, Park the Van Records will release Takers and Leavers, an exclusive six song EP, on September 12, 2006. Dr. Dog will hit the road beginning September 7th, co-headlining dates with the Cold War Kids before heading to Houston, TX on September 14th, to begin a tour as the main support for The Raconteurs.

Both Takers and Leavers and the upcoming LP, follow up the critically acclaimed Easy Beat. Like Easy Beat, both releases maintain the psychedelic guitar interplay, shimmering harmonies and dynamic songwriting that captured fans and critics nationwide. Unlike their previous three releases, which were recorded on an 8 track, the band's new songs were recorded on a 24 track. Having an opportunity to leave their basement studio in favor of a slightly larger rehearsal / warehouse space in North Philadelphia, Dr. Dog remained true to their lo-fidelity atmospherics. The band, in-between headlining dates and a European tour with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, produced both releases. Takers and Leavers will contain four exclusive EP tracks and two songs - "Ain't It Strange" and "Goner" - from the upcoming LP.

The five musicians making up Dr. Dog are all from various musical backgrounds. Imagine The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Tom Waits, David Bowie and Neil Young as acknowledged influences that have been interpreted through the ears and arms of Pavement, Palace Brothers, R. Stevie Moore or Roy Wood. Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, Alternative Press and many others agree, the band's three part harmonies, poignant lyrics, soulful ballads and classic psychedelic rock, are simply undeniable.

Track Listing for Takers and Leavers:

1. Ain't It Strange
2. Goner
3. I've Just Got To Tell You
4. Die, Die, Die
5. California
6. Live In A Dream


With Cold War Kids:

9.07.06 The Casbah | San Diego, CA
9.08.06 Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA
9.09.06 Café Du Nord | San Francisco, CA
9.11.06 Dantes | Portland, OR
9.12.06 Crocodile Cafe | Seattle, WA

With The Raconteurs:

(** indicates Dr. Dog headlining shows NOT affiliated with The Raconteurs)

9.14.06 Verizon Wireless Theatre | Houston, TX
9.15.06 Nokia Live | Grand Prairie, TX
9.16.06 The Gypsy | Fayetteville, AK **
9.18.06 Tasty World | Athens, GA **
9.19.06 The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA
9.20.06 Hard Rock Live | Orlando, FL
9.21.06 Local 506 | Chapel Hill, NC **
9.22.06 The Norva Theater | Norfolk, VA
9.23.06 Gallery 5 | Richmond, VA **
9.24.06 House of Clues | Atlantic City, NJ
9.25.06 Roseland Ballroom | New York, NY
9.26.06 Roseland Ballroom | New York, NY
9.28.06 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel | Providence, RI
9.29.06 Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA
9.30.06 Metropolis | Montreal, Quebec

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All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/25/2006 11:25PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

not to imply that dr.dog are a carbon copy of the beatles but if you like the overall vibe of the white album then dr. dog should appeal to you. great band. check em out.